February Wrap Up & March TBR | 2020

Books I Read in February

  1. The Battle Cry of Freedom by James M. McPherson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  2. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  3. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Blackathon Cont. Challenge) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Reread) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  5. Beloved by Toni Morrison (Blackathon Scifi Challenge) ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  6. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  8. The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor Lavalle ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  9. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  10. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Blackathon Cont. Challenge) ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  11. Heavy by Kiese Laymon (Blackathon Cont. Challenge) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  12. Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor (Blackathon Scifi Challenge) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  13. Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Blackathon Scifi Challenge) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  14. Lagurdia by Nnedi Okorafor (Blackathon Scifi Challenge) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  15. Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas by Maya Angelou ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  16. March by John Lewis et al. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  17. The Color Purple by Alice Walker ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
  18. Let’s Play White by Chesya Burke ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

This was a great month, I enjoyed all the books I read with a few that were a little disappointing. However, there was a large fraction of 4-5 star books which prove it was an objectively good month of quality reading. If you look back on my February TBR post, you’ll see another ~5 books or so that I wanted to read, and it is disappointing that I wasn’t able to read all of them. Moving forward, I am going to try and take it a bit easier on my plans because I don’t like stressing about the books I want to read. This is meant to be fun.

March TBR

  1. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  2. Still: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Motherhood by Emma Hansen*
  3. Female Husbands by Jen Manion
  4. Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
  5. The Other People by C.J. Tudor
  6. The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
  7. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  8. Her Bodies and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
  9. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
  10. I Crawl Through It by A.S. King
  11. Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
  12. The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel
  13. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman 
  14. Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
  15. Inferno by Ellen Datlow (Backlist readathon)
  16. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Backlist readathon)
  17. Wenjack by Joseph Boyden (Backlist readathon)

Provided by NetGalley and publisher for a fair and honest review.

*Provided directly by publisher, 

This month, I have several e-arcs that I want to tackle before they are published. I’m also doing a reading challenge of 5 more books (to be released), but I still made this list with the intent of being more conservative. The total number of books I’m aiming to read are ~20 books, but many of them are very short. After this month, I am going to try very hard to read even less. I want to feel a bit less pressure to read so I can spend more time writing my blog posts and doing YouTube videos. I have fallen behind on my blog.

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